Presidential Transition at Local 600

06 August 2019

The presidential torch of IATSE Local 600 was recently passed from Steven Poster, ASC, to Lewis Rothenberg, at the Guild’s National Executive Board Meeting, in Universal City, CA. After thirteen years in office, former President Poster leaves with many accomplishments to reflect upon, including a robust training and education program, and industry-leading standing in improving safety on sets. After serving three terms on the NEB with two terms as ICG National Vice President (during Poster’s tenure) President Rothenberg has a wealth of industry experience to draw upon, along with an exciting new vision that includes internal refinement and stepped-up organizing in new technology. Both men occupy the office with deep union roots; Poster was first imprinted with working values as a pre-teen in the Chicago suburbs, while Rothenberg grew up in a Long Island, NY, household suffused with pro-labor parents.

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